Happy Easter

Upon this day Christ has Risen from the dead. Proving that He is the Son of God on this day He proved his might. When they went to the tomb, a stone had been moved showing His might. Jesus rose and showed the world His love once again. Happy Easter to all! I hope you remember why we have a day to celebrate!

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Three Kings Day

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When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.- Matthew 2:11-12

Twelve days after the birth of Jesus the three kings made their way to Jesus in the manger. Following the star to Bethlehem was not easy. It took them a bit to find the star that would lead them to seeing Jesus with Mary and Joseph. They had already fled the manger out of fear of knowing what King Herod had ordered. There they presented him with: gold, myrrh, and frankincense.Bowing before the baby in front of them overcome with great joy for He is exulted among nations!

Day of the Holy Innocents

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“A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”- Matthew 2:18

The Day of the Holy Innocents was yesterday. This day commemorates the biblical retelling from when King Herod ordered all of the boys under the age of two to be killed. He did this out of fear of losing his crown to the King of the Jews, Jesus, who had just been born. Mary and Joseph were warned to leave Bethlehem due to this horrific massacre. They did so, however, there were many innocent young boys who lost their lives because of King Herod’s greed. December 28, is the day that these innocent lives are remembered for they did nothing wrong and their lives were stolen.

Advent Candle of Love

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.- 1 Corinthians 13:13

Yesterday marked the final Sunday of Advent. The last purple candle represents love. This word has a very different meaning to many people. But, for the Advent season love symbolizes Jesus Christ and His Father God. In the Bible there are many verses that remind us of what Jesus did for us when He came. God and Jesus love everyone and good things come to those who Honor Them. Love is what made Christ go through the pain and torture of a crucifixion. For love is what brought Christ to earth and sacrifice himself to redeem us of our sins.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was a woman of great faith and love. She showed kindness and compassion by spreading the word of God and His son Jesus around the world. Her life was dedicated to charity and to Him. When I read today that Mother Teresa was to become a saint by the Vatican I was overjoyed. I remember learning about Mother Teresa in catechism. She is a great role model to look up to for she showed faith in Him and dedicated her life to Him.

Advent: Candle of Joy

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Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;- Philippians 4:4-5

The third Sunday of Advent has come and gone. This Sunday, the only pink candle on the Advent wreath was lit to represent joy. What is joy? A feeling of happiness, yes, that is the feeling of joy. Joy came with the birth of Jesus Christ for He came. Joy is what is brought to many during the Christmas season for many open their hearts to others. Joy, to me, is the main feeling around this time of year because everyone is excited for the holidays around the corner. Joy was brought unto earth when Christ came through the Virgin Mary to grant everlasting life for those who honor Him.

The Immaculate Conception

~ Save us from our sins, Lord Jesus, and take us home to live with you forever.....equip us in spirit through the Holy Spirit to walk the journey ahead, give us life ~ because you are the Life, to face our tomorrows....show us the way ~ because you are the Way.....bind truth to us ~ because you are the Truth....lead us into your Kingdom, ~ Heavenly Father...~:

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.- Luke 1:38

When Mary was asked to be the Mother of God’s son she said “yes” with no hesitation. Last night when I was in church, I was reminded of of the humbleness that Mary contained when she carried His Son. She did not go around bragging about how she had the Son of God in her womb. She did not act as a snob about the fact that she conceived through the Holy Spirit. Instead, she acted humbly with grace and kindness. On this day, the celebration of the Immaculate Conception is honored and remembered because Mary said, “yes” instead of no.

Eve of the Immaculate Coneption

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And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.”- Luke 1:28

On this night there is a cause for celebration as the Immaculate Conception is about to be celebrated. In some countries there are festivals, dancing, and fireworks to celebrate this momentous occasion. The Immaculate Conception of Mary honors the purest and most sinless form of conceiving. When Mary was spoken to by Gabriel to accept the child of God into Her womb she said yes. On the Eve of the Immaculate Conception there is cause for celebration as truth be told through Christ the King  was born through Mary.

The Significance of Advent

 

Christmas greenery and the Advent wreath...this is a good way to decorate around my musical figurine.: Back on Sunday, I did a post on the first Sunday of Advent. The traditional first season in the Catholic church as we prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ through his birthday. Even though, it is likely Hew as born in the Summer, we still honor Him with the celebration of Advent. The traditional start date of Advent is the fourth Sunday before Christmas. Each week a candle is lit that signifies something that was brought to the world through His birth: hope, peace, joy, and love. Sometimes there is a white candle to signify Christ. I already did a post on the first candle, which is hope on Sunday. The rest of the Sunday’s of Lent I intend on going into more depth about the three remaining candles that we have a reason to celebrate this season because of Him.

Advent: Candle of Hope

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“Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for”- Job 6:8

The season of Advent has begun! The final four Sundays before Christmas is here making me realize how fast this year has gone by. An Advent wreath contains traditionally contains four candles: three purple and one pink. Each one has a different meaning. The first one that is lit is a purple candle representing hope.

Hope is a word that reflects many things related to faith. There is hope in knowing that one day everything will turn out right. There is hope because when Mary gave birth to Jesus in the manger He gave us hope for everlasting life. For there is hope because of His promise to us.